The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) is an informal partnership between Nations and organizations which strives to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems around the world.
About the ICRI Grants Program
The ICRI Grants Program was one of the objectives of the ICRI Secretariat under the Australia-Belize hosting (2012-2013); following on a similar initiative from the UK-Seychelles Secretariat in 2003-05.
The ICRI Grant funding provided small grants of up to AU$10,000 to fund projects in developing countries that resulted in better protection and management of coral reefs and related ecosystems.
Four projects received funding under this program:
- Aleipata and Safata Marine Protected Area Trust Society Inc. – Samoa
- Kenya Marine and Fisheries Institute (KMFRI) – Kenya
- Kousapw Palikir Community Group – Federated States of Micronesia
- Nature conservation Egypt (NCE) – Egypt
All projects submitted were subjected to a rigorous selection process which involved assessment by a panel which included representatives of the ICRI Secretariat in Belize and Australia. The eligibility of all applications was assessed against criteria set out in the Applicant Guidelines.
- ICRI Grants Program – Applicant Guidelines
- Frequently Asked Questions about the ICRI Grants Program